I'm Always Learning – Are You?

I received a negative comment on my most recent post about Bing vs. Google. Rather than getting angry or deciding not to publish the post I thought – hey, maybe they have a good point. The point of this blog is to share my knowledge about Domain Investing and SEO with others. I have been involved in the Domaining community for over two years now and have to say I get more and more inspired by this industry each day!

That being said, I think it is important to remember that I am always learning. As many of you know my background is in Engineering and in my software development days I used to love finding bugs in programs. There was something satisfying about finding an edge case, something that wouldn’t happen often, and fixing it. With each error I fixed, I usually learned something new that would help me with future programs.

Well I think the exact same thing is true in blogging. I’ve been running this blog since October of 2007 and I have to say I couldn’t have done it without you – my readers! As a blog publisher I can tell you that comments are what make it all worthwhile – to know that you are connecting with people is an incredible feeling. Since its inception this blog has helped countless Domainers get started in the industry and I get comments, emails, and phone calls from my readers many of whom have become successful Domainers.

But, and this is a big BUT – I always remind myself that I am always learning. When I started this blog I was learning about domain flipping and starting my domain investment company. Over the last two years I’ve learned literally thousands of valuable lessons, many through my own mistakes. It is learning from these mistakes that have helped my business grow to the point it is at today and helped my blog become what it is today.

Still, I’ve only been blogging for about two years – I can’t imagine what the blog will be like three years from now – but hopefully it will continue to grow and become an even more valuable resource. I’ve only had a handful of negative comments out of the hundreds of comments written on this blog – but from each one I’ve tried to learn more about what I can do to make the blog better.

So what am I saying here? I’m saying that you can learn the most from the mistakes that you make. It is essential that everyone keeps an open mind and remembers that you should always be learning. The second you close your mind and hit the “Delete” button when you get a negative comment is the day you stop learning.

Thanks for reading, thanks for commenting and keep them coming! Your comments are what help make this blog better and in the end help me provide better content for my readers.

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  • Ryan August 13, 2009, 10:23 am

    morgan,
    i will gladly sport a domainvestors t-shirt around columbus,ohio

    your blog/advise helped me so much to understand the industry after being laid off from my job. i am back working full time now but absolutely devote all my spare time to domaining

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  • Leonard Britt August 13, 2009, 10:27 am

    Yes, one has to maintain an open mind as none of us come into domaining & development with the knowledge of an industry veteran. Patience and flexibility are also important as one can easily become frustrated over lack of domain sales, traffic and income in the initial months.

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  • Pimp Jason August 13, 2009, 3:18 pm

    That’s the great thing about this industry. I feel as domainers we are all learning, whether our idea or concepts are accepted by the masses really doesn’t matter. Its the fact that we are taking the triumphant first step to help form an industry we all appreciate. Whether we blog, flip domains, develop sites or broker we are still in the same game together.

    Morgan, you’ve touched on a very good point with this entry. Negative statements are what drive me, they are the fuel to my domaining madness. 🙂

    BTW, I want a TSHIRT!

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  • George August 14, 2009, 8:48 am

    People that don’t make mistakes normally take the easy route, not the road less traveled.
    The important part about mistakes is you learn from them and don’t make the same mistake again.
    Some of our greatest discoveries were made because of mistakes.
    When someone who had an idea for let’s say the internet, which was really suppose to be a medium for the government in case of all other forms of communications failed in case of an emergency.
    Whoever came up with the idea to make the medium it has evolved to and is still evolving to today.
    HUM, what a great mistake
    Keep up the good work.

    George

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